Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mercer Island Bike Path

If you have ever felt like you were about to be the speedbump on Mercer Island you may want to weigh in.

Here is a great chance to improve our cycling community, especially those of you in greater Seattle.

The City of Mercer Island is seeking public comment on its proposed Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan (PBF Plan). This Plan is expected to be adopted later this year and will guide future City decisions regarding pedestrian and bicycle facilities and programs.

The Planning Commission will take all written and oral comments into consideration in preparing its recommendations to the City Council. You may submit comments online, here:

Cyclists may want to comment on these specific issues under discussion at last night’s Planning Commission meeting:

· General safety and signage

· West & East Mercer Way speed limit reductions and shoulder improvements

· Encouragement for (group) cyclist to always travel clockwise vs. counterclockwise

· Park and Ride transit center on North Mercer Way (ped./bike congestion, signage, route, & safety)

The Draft “PBF Plan” can be viewed online or downloaded, here:

Contact at the City of Mercer Island:
Steve Lancaster
Development Services Director

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